Great escapes

By Caroline Tapp-McDougall

In this issue, the HF editorial team is showcasing two wonderfully private seasonal properties in the heart of the densely forested lands surrounding the Adirondacks: The Point and Lake Kora.

Spending summertime weekends entertaining and lengthy family holidays at remote Great Camps remains a much-loved tradition with many of our American cousins.

Lake Kora

Deep in the rich woodlands on a remote lakeshore, Lake Kora remains one of the intact grand camps still in use today. Slated to open on July 1st until October 15th for the 2020 season for exclusive reservation-only guests, the Camp is situated on 1000 secluded acres with the private lake covering almost 500 acres of the property.

Lake Kora was designed by famed Great Camp architect, William West Durant in 1898 for Timothy Woodruff, then Lieutenant Governor of New York. Originally called Kamp Kill Kare, Mr, Woodruff changed the name of the lake and the camp in honour of his wife. Lake Kora had only four owners in its history, the second was Alfred Swynee Vanderbilt in 1913, followed by Francis Patrick Gaven in 1914. Today, Lake Kora is owned by a family based in New Zealand who purchased it in 2005 and decided to offer it to select clientele for the summer and early fall seasons starting in 2015.

Looking for an exclusive place to spend an isolated, healthy summer escape amid towering trees, crisp fresh pine-scented air and sparkling waters? (4 nights of privacy starts at $60,000+ US).

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